7 amazing gifts for photographers

by Anna, 14 Dec 2018
Cameras, smartphone, tablet and other gadgets on a white desk next to a blackboard in a wooden frame with a text „Creator”

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

There are plenty of occasions to give gifts throughout the year. But what should you do if you have completely no idea what to get a person passionate about photography? Just… visit the Colorland’s blog and be inspired! :) Be sure to check our ideas on photo gadgets for photographersboth for amateur and professional ones!

1. Portable tripod – GorillaPod

GoPro camera on a portable tripod GorillaPod located on a wooden stake; meadow, mountains and sky in the background

The portable tripod GorillaPod is considered to be one of the most versatile gadgets in the world :) Unlike traditional ones, GorillaPod doesn’t require a plane surface to be placed on as it can be put in a stable position in practically every situation thanks to its flexible legs. You can pin it everywhere you want – from a regular fence to a tree branch! ;)

2. Handmade camera straps

Camera with a handmade strap lying on the ground; focus on brown men’s shoes; a picture taken from above

Photo by Caleb Minear on Unsplash

A strong camera strap is the key! However, who said that the camera strap has to be black and boring? Nothing like that! In the times of DIY trends, it's worth choosing handmade straps that will express a photographer’s style!

Woman sitting cross-legged and fixing her hair. There is a camera with a thick handmade strap on her neck.

Photo by averie woodard on Unsplash

3. Gloves for a photographer

Man holding a camera in hands in fingerless gloves; focus on his body

Photo by Oziel Gómez on Unsplash

Gloves are useful especially during long outdoor photo sessions in autumn or winter and these particular gloves we want to mention are super practical! You can choose fingerless gloves or think about something even more modern – touchscreen gloves! The most important thing for photographers is to protect their fingers against the cold so they can spend hours doing what they love.

Focus on the body of a man holding a camera with a strap; there is a retro print in his gloved hand

Photo by John Salzarulo on Unsplash

4. (Personalized) camera bag

Brown leather bag, a newspaper and a camera in a black armchair

Photo by Lo Ken on Unsplash

Contrary to appearances, this time we won’t tell you about a personalized photo product ;) Similar to your camera strap - a camera bag and accessories also don’t have to be boring! It’s worth opting for a fancy bag that will not only be both a practical and trendy gift but also great camouflage for your precious photography equipment. And what about stamping a photographer's name on it?

Man in a blue T-shirt and light jeans holding a leather camera trunk and accessories on his knees

Photo by Matthieu Joannon on Unsplash

5. Polarizing and gel filters

Focus on a polarizing filter with a plant with orange flower buds inside it

Polarizing and gel filters for lenses are an absolute must-have for everyone who likes playing with photos. On the photography market, there are so maaany lenses to choose from. It's really hard to pick only one of them, isn’t it? However… don’t you agree that sometimes it's much better to look at the world through rose-tinted glasses? :)

Focus on a woman’s hand holding heart shaped sunglasses, sea waves in the background. There is a pink filter which has been added to the photo.

Photo by Marion Michele on Unsplash

6. Photo studio backdrops

Photographic studio with lighting equipment, a white backdrop, flowers in black and white flower pots and a reflector

Photo by Krists Luhaers on Unsplash

Photo studio backdrops are one of the basic photography studio tools. There are thousands of patterns so you can be sure that your gift will be original and practical at the same time. Well, we bet your friend doesn’t have all of them, right? :) They are easily accessible and still a perfect gift for every studio photography lover.

Coloured photo studio backdrops installed on a wall

7. Phone and tablet lenses

Focus on a hand holding a smartphone with a portable lens, people walking through the street on the screen; a blurred background

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Phone and tablet lenses are ideal accessories for mobile photographers. You never know when something worth capturing is going to happen so it is worth equipping your phone camera with an extra lens that will enrich the quality of your spontaneous snaps. Mobile lenses are small and very light, so they will fit every bag. :) And on the market, there are so many of them! The most popular models are: wide angle, telephoto and fisheye so… which one would you test first?

Set of phone or tablet lenses lying next to a micro-fibre cloth and a case – a black and white photograph

We hope you will use our inspirations. Or maybe you also have ideas for useful photo gadgets for a photographer? We can’t wait to hear your thoughts!